The Future Leaders Scholarship aims to identify young men and women who will be tomorrow’s leaders. Each year the Bay State Games is proud to award these $2,000 scholarships to six deserving Bay State Games athletes. Over the past 25 years nearly $300,000 has been distributed to students who wish to continue their education.
Past recipients of the Future Leaders Scholarship have gone on to institutions located in New England as well as across the nation including Harvard, Stanford, Boston College, Notre Dame, Princeton, UMass Amherst, Yale, UCLA, Boston University, Holy Cross, Tufts, University of Virginia, Holy Cross, and Providence College.
The Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation awards these scholarships because it believes the future leaders of tomorrow are developed during their high school years with a solid foundation built on academics, athletics, and other interests as well as community service. Achieving success in academics, athletics, and community service teaches responsibility to self and to others, fosters a sense of self-worth, and develops an appreciation for the importance of setting goals and working to achieve them. If learned well, these lessons help make effective leaders in business, education, and the community. These values help to craft the leaders of tomorrow, and the Bay State Games hopes to help these leaders with the Futures Leaders Scholarship program.
2019 Scholarship Winners
Emily Dobrindt Milton Milton HS Swimming
Allondra Msallem Dedham Dedham HS Track & Field
Nishka Pant Westborough Westborough HS Swimming
Keleyia Lamarra Rochelle Mattapan Wellesley HS Swimming
Jacqueline Smith Stow Nashoba Regional HS Archery
Ella Stanwood Wenham Hamilton-Wenham HS Figure Skating
2018 Scholarship Winners
Isaiah Castellucci Gloucester Landmark HS Messiah College
Janet Dickens Merrimac Pentucket Regional HS Endicott College
Thomas Fisher Stoughton Catholic Memorial HS Bentley University
Katherine Widrow Stoughton Stoughton HS UMass Amherst
Yvonne Koperek North Adams Drury HS UMass Amherst
Carissa Letendre Whitinsville Northbridge HS Rivier University
2017 Scholarship Winners
Emily Duffy Belmont Belmont HS Bates College
Arienne Howard Boston Fontbonne Academy Kean University
Shaelyn Carreiro Fall River Durfee HS UMass Dartmouth
Sarah Widrow Stoughton Stoughton HS UMass Amherst
Hayley Moniz Westfield Westfield HS Wellesley College
Katelyn Pickunka Westhampton Hampshire Regional HS Smith College
Applicants must be:
The applicant must provide the following in one envelope:
Scholarships will be awarded to six students, two from each of three regions of the state:
Region 1: Metro/Northeast
Region 2: Southeast/Coastal
Region 3: Central/West
Regions will be determined by the location of the student’s permanent residence. If a student resides out-of-state, his/her region will be determined by the location of the educational institution that he/she attends.
Region breakdowns and Town Codes can be found here.
The selection process will begin with a review of each applicant’s personal statements, written recommendations, and transcript. From each region, six finalists will be chosen for personal interviews.
The entry deadline is Wednesday June 3, 2020
Finalists will be notified by June 10th and interviews will take place on the following dates
|Metro/Northeast||June 15||Polsinelli Law Offices - Boston, Mass.|
|Southeast/Coastal||June 16||DXL Group - Canton, Mass.|
|Central/West||June 17||Volleyball Hall of Fame - Holyoke, Mass.|
All athletes must be available for the interview process. All candidates selected for interviews are strongly urged to attend in person. Athletes who cannot attend the scholarship interview must make themselves available for a teleconference call on the dates noted.